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RED 711

Establishing Expectations and Maintaining Effective Communication


Shannon L. Barrios, PhD
Associate Professor









This is a REd Synchronous (live) class.

Establishing expectations and maintaining effective communication are the cornerstones of the mentoring relationship. In this class we will cover strategies for successful communication between mentors and mentees, with a focus on the necessity for a mutual understanding of expectations, the use of various modes of communication, the ways in which power differentials affect communication, and the importance of mutual feedback between mentors and mentees. During the live class meeting, we will use case studies to explore potential communication issues and ways of addressing them.

Class Objectives: At the conclusion of this class, you should be able to:

  • Articulate the importance of explicit expectations and formulate plans for expectations within the mentoring relationship.
  • Evaluate various practices for effective communication.
  • Identify considerations/implications of setting expectations and communicating with diverse mentee

This class counts towards the Research Mentoring Certificate.

REd Synchronous classes are taught by subject matter experts and provide both fundamental and advanced skills training in flipped classroom format. To register for upcoming trainings, click here to view our calendar


Last Updated: 4/11/24